Find yourself struggling to navigate relationships? You are not alone. Relationships are a major part of what gives life meaning – but are also incredibly complex and challenging.
Identifying Relationship Issues & Patterns
Therapy is an ideal place to work through relationship issues. Examples of ways that therapy can help relationship issues include:
Romantic relationship patterns
Issues in family relationships
Workplace relationship problems
Difficulty finding the right partner
Processing the impacts of coming from a background of divorce, trauma, or alcoholism, etc.
Relationship patterns are enduring ways of relating not only to others, but also to one’s self. Often times, people may develop unhelpful behaviors in relationships in an effort to get their true needs and wants met. For example, you may find that you have difficulty being vulnerable, asserting your needs and setting boundaries, or you overly rely on others to the extent that you lose yourself in relationships. You may also find that you experience intense and confusing emotions in your relationships which you do not understand. Therapy helps you develop more insight into the root causes of these relational tendencies, discover how you’d like to engage with others instead, and how you can change your behavior to have more healthy and fulfilling relationships.
“It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense and reserve” – William S. Burroughs
Therapy for Relationship Issues
Treatment of relational problems often involves a focus on dynamics that play out in the context of the relationship between the client and therapist. In therapy, you can “try on” new ways of relating and behaving in relationships. Your therapist will help you translate these skills to your outside relationships. Our therapists are all highly trained in relational dynamics and believe that the therapy relationship is the strongest avenue for change in outside relationships.